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Home > Catalog > |Roman Coins| > |Roman Republic| > |99-50 B.C.| > RR86478
Roman Republic, C. Cassius Longinus, Proconsul and Imperator, Committed Suicide in 42 B.C.
Gaius Cassius Longinus (before 85 B.C. - October 42 B.C.) was a Roman senator, the prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, and the brother in-law of Brutus.
RR86478. Silver denarius, BMCRE East 77, RSC I 4 4a, Crawford 500/3, Russo RBW 1762, Sydenham 221, Sear CRI 221, SRCV I 1447/2, nice VF, attractive style, bumps and scratches, slightly off center, struck near Smyrna, Ionia(?), mobile military mint, weight 3.906g, maximum diameter 20.6mm, die axis 180o, spring 42 B.C.; obverse head of Libertas right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace, CCASSI IMP upward behind, LEIBERTAS upward before; reverse capis (jug) and lituus (emblems of the Augurate), LENTVLVS / SPINT (moneyer legate P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther) in two lines below; ex Numismatik Lanz Mnchen auction 164 (23 May 2017), lot 116; rare; SOLD










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